Sunday, May 8, 2011

Enchanted Prom Birthday Party - Part II, The Sweets Table

Part II of the Enchanted Prom Birthday Party posts features the Sweets Table and a few other goodies from the Enchanted Prom Party.  (See Part I here.)  I used a lot of my favorite vendors for the goodies, a few new ones and even tried a few DIY treats.  I don't even want to start calculating the calories on the table!

Custom Banner - Peas and Thank You's
Grace LOVES anything glittery and sparkly; hence the sequined fabric background.  When I purchased the fabric, she almost could not contain herself.  The glittery bows are from Target, purchased after Christmas for 75% off!  I found them in the outdoor holiday decor section.  The "drapes" are netting panels from IKEA.  The beaded branches are from Tag that I purchased ridiculously cheap on Zulily as part of their Valentine's Day clearance.  I found the mirrors at Hobby Lobby and spray painted them white as they were black when I found them.  More details below.


I followed A to Zebra's DIY instructions to make a tulle table skirt found here.  Unfortunately I did not have enough fabric to make it as full as I wanted, but in the end it worked fine.



Favor Bags

Favor Bags - The Sugar Diva

A close up of the favor labels:

 The Cake

I confess - I'm IN LOVE with ribbon cakes.  I think they are so gorgeous and elegant.  So, I picked Grace's birthday cake - yes, bad mom for not letting the birthday girl decide.  I don't feel so bad as she chose a Dairy Queen blizzard cake for her actual birthday.  This cake was as delicious as it was gorgeous.  The pictures do not do it justice - the cake had a slight shimmer that made it even more beautiful!

I met Melissa of The Tasteful Cake this past September when I went on Grace's field trip.  Her son happens to be in Grace's class.  What a chance meeting!  She has been a real great help and it is so great to work with such talent!


Cake bunting - TomKat Studios.

The Cupcakes
Paper cups - Shop Sweet Lulu

Custom fondant cupcake toppers (to coordinate with the invitation) - Two Sugar Babies






 Whirly Pops
For a "how to" on this hat box, see here.
Hat Box - Hobby Lobby
Whirly Pops - Candy Warehouse

 Kandy Kones




Cupcake Towers (turned into treat holders) - Meri Meri from Make it Mine Parties

Prom Attire Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies - Happy Cookies

French Macrons

French Macrons - The Tasteful Cake



Cake Pops
I LOVE the cake pop trend, but I am no Bakerella and let's face it, I broke the budget on this party so I wasn't going to pay for cake pops.  But, I still wanted them!  After I read a review of the babycakes Cake Pop Maker, I thought even I could do that!  So I gave it a whirl, and it was much easier than I thought.  I know they are not "true" cake pops, but the kids loved them (and so did the adults!)




Chocolate Popcorn
So yummy and so easy - another DIY treat.  Pop three cups (unpopped) popcorn and salt to taste.  Place in a large container.  Melt 1 bag Wilton white chocolate melts.  Poor over popcorn and stir well.  Spread out on a cookie sheet to cool.  Store in an air-tight container. 

Prom Lunches  
 Gable Boxes - eBay
Grace decided she wanted peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for her friend birthday party.  I did not argue with that choice!  I was able to make the sandwiches the night before.  In addition to the sandwiches, each girl "dined" on grapes (also bagged in individual servings the night before) and a healthy baked chip option.  Due to dietary needs of some of the girls, I labeled each girl's lunch so that they received the correct lunch (and the gable boxes look much cuter!)


 Prom Punch
What is a prom without punch?  Thanks to my mom, I had a "vintage" punch bowl at my disposal!  I made the "ice ring" using a heart cake pan.  I placed 7-up, pineapple juice, pineapple, cherry juice, cherries and lemons in the pan and let it freeze over night.


For the prom-goers who didn't like the punch (including Grace!), I also had a 7 year-old's favorite- the classic Kool-Aid.  When the adults showed up later in the afternoon, the punch turned into true prom punch as it somehow got "spiked :)"

Thanks for looking at all the pictures in this post.  Coming next, the prom activities...

5 comments:

  1. I can't even imagine that you have MORE to share with us! What a gorgeous party, Grace is such a lucky little girl. Happy birthday Grace!!

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  2. Looks AWESOME! Love the sequin back drop. You nailed all the details girl!

    Paula

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  3. Thank you everyone for your kind comments!

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  4. Wow, Melissa! You did an amazing job! Not a detail missed...all while working too?! You are amazing, my lawyer/mommy/party girl friend! :-)

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  5. I have to say awesome job!!! I am searching for ideas online for my little girl 2nd bday and your party has been the best ... thanks for posting :)

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